Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social Justice Research



Consortium Spotlight: Project STAAR

Dr. Jennifer Middleton & Dr. Lesley Harris, Faculty Fellows


Getting to know the Researchers. . . 

Dr. Jennifer Middleton

Hometown: She moved all over the world because her father was in the military, but if she had to choose one place to call “home,” it would be Ft. Collins, Colorado

Starting her 4th year at UofL

Research Interests: Human Trafficking; Trauma-informed organizational and systems change

Book recommendation

Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking: Beyond Victims and Villains, by Alexandra Lutnick


Dr. Lesley Harris

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Starting her 5th year at UofL

Research Interests: the intersection of HIV and Aging—grandparents raising grandchildren in northern Vietnam; how stress and stigma impact engagement and care among older adults living with HIV/AIDS

 Book recommendation

Unfaithful Angels: How Social Work Has Abandoned Its Mission, by Harry Specht and Mark E. Courtney

For a full profile on Project STAAR and our Faculty Fellows, click here.

The Consortium is directed by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and the Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, in collaboration with the Brandeis Laboratory for Citizenship, the Commonwealth Institute of Kentucky, and Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion.



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Cooperative Consortium for Transdisciplinary Social justice research

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Summer 2018

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